Have you ever felt “unsuccessful” in your walk with God? Perhaps you have made spiritual decisions and then you turned around to make choices that were against the decision you made for Christ just a week ago. Do you see other believers who seem to have a better home life and you wish that was you? You may have even had long talks with your spouse, a friend, or your pastor and received good counsel – but you just can’t seem to get victory! My friend, it is time to stop talking with those who are about you and starting talking with Him who is above you. The transformation of your heart is what you really need in your daily walk with God. Without the transformation of your heart (a work of God from within), you will only achieve a temporary facade. With the transformation of your heart, you will see a lasting work of genuine surrender that is not attached to mere emotional responses. This is a daily work of surrender. So where do you go for genuine transformation? The answer is given in one word: JESUS. Jeremiah 29:11 assures the believer with this: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Before you can be the leader God wants you to be, before you can be the employee/spouse/parent/teenager God wants you to be, and even before you can be the believer God wants you to be…you must first know Jesus. Go to Jesus and His Word to develop a relationship with Him of greater depth, greater peace, and greater strength…go to Jesus today! Start with a step of victory and come to church this Sunday…I’ll be looking for you!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway